SC to Take Up Plea Against Madras HC Ban TikTok on 22 April

Madras HC issued the order over concerns about access to pornographic content through the app.

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SC will hear a plea challenging Madras HC’s order banning TikTok

The Supreme Court, on Monday, 15 April, while hearing a plea on the ban of multimedia social media app TikTok, said it will take up the case next on 22 April.

The SC bench said that the case will be heard later since the Madras High Court will already be hearing the matter on Tuesday, 16 April.

The Madras HC had, on 3 April, had issued the order over concerns about the easy access to pornographic content through the app, even for minors.

It had directed the media not to telecast video clips made with TikTok. The app allows the users to create short videos and then share them.

It had asked the government if it would enact a statute on the line of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act in the US.

However, following the order, a Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna had agreed to hear a plea filed by Chinese company ByteDance.

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